In a 2 quart casserole, microwave the butter, onion and celery, covered, on high for 4 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients. Cover and microwave on high 6 minutes. Stir, cover and cook an additional 18 minutes. Let sit a few minutes, remove bay leaves and fluff with fork before serving.
One of the few recipes I use the microwave for, but can be adapted for the stovetop.
- ¼ cup butter
- 1 medium chopped onion
- ½ cup celery
- 1½ cups rice
- ¼ cup fresh parsley (or less)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ⅕ teaspoon pepper
- 2 bay leaves
- ⅕ teaspoon dried thyme
- 3 cups chicken broth (or 3 small oxo chicken cubes dissolved in 3 cups water - educe the amount of salt above, as oxo cubes are salty)
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